luminous_insect (luminous_insect) wrote,

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a dream

100 km altitude "red sprite" atmospheric phenomenon, 4 Jul 1994, photographed by NASA jet.

Driving through the desert there are green farms, cranberry bogs in the valleys, flowers in the scars of the landscape. In the middle of nowhere, across the road, unbelievably small, is a vivacious forest canopy, just enough trees to create a chamber, a fluid-filled living space. Floating above the road but below the canopy is a black sphere with vaporous edges, destroying all detail. It is like a great blind spot, a portal of clouded night sky, a circle that follows our orientation, never changing. Everyone is in the car, sitting on top of each other. The car is slowing down out of some reluctance or shock. We never take our gaze off of it. I say "keep driving, don't stop, don't stop."
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